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by noon 76. could be a stray shower by then. then we'll look for a few more showers and storms returning late this afternoon into this evening. highs around 80. for the friday night football looks like the better chance of showers will be south of town than north of town. the moisture, the light winds and rain from last night, zero fog in warrenton. quarter mile visibility out to the shenandoah valley. go have a dense fog advisory till 10:00 a.m. fauquier county west to the shenandoah valley and orange and culpeper as well. the rain is pulling away in toward annapolis now crossing the bay bridge. temps in the 60s. let's go to beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. we've got a couple of new issues out there. if you travel on the outer loop of the beltway west of silver spring, into bethesda, the crash on the outer loop between georgia and connecticut turns out to be relatively minor. two vehicles have moved on to the left shoulder. here at university boulevard
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the pace is not too bad on the outer boulevard. -- outer loop. there is a crash reported on the eastbound lanes of route 50 near route 197 in bowie and one on southbound 301 coming south of central avenue near trade zone avenue. police were responding for that accident. the wet pavement slows everybody down this morning. keep that in mind. we have signal lights on flash downto 16th at harvard street and a crash reported on wisconsin avenue at western avenue. that initially reports that a cyclist has been struck. 270 south, just volume delays and stretches south in urbana and high hyattstown past 109 and the scales. an accident noh of triangle moved on to the left shoulder for early delays coming out of quantico to stafford to ma it into prince william county. andrea and mike, back to you. >> thank you, beverly. the ravens may have gotten a win last week thanks to a questionable call by the replacement refs but the refs are gone now. >> baltimore hosted the first game since the regular refs
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decided to come back. ravens taking on the browns. a 63-year-old interception return by baltimore's carey williams is the play of the night. there he goes through the house. ravens beat the browns 23-16. >> the headline this morning is the return of the refs. kristin fisher is live in our satellite center with more on that. sounds like an action movie. >> reporter: it does. when was the last time that you saw referees tting a standing ovation? most time they're booed or heckled but not last night. check out the reception they received in baltimore just before kickoff. cheers and a standing ovation for the referees. that may be a first in the history of football. and people throughout the game held up signs. look at that one. "finally we get to yell at real refs. welcome back." these guys got the rock star treatment. this all happened less than 24
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hours after an agreement was reached between the n.f.l. and the referees union after nearly a year of negotiations. the two sides finally reached a compromise on pensions, salaries. fans were ecstatic. coaches relieved. no one was happier about the return of the real refs plan the players. here's redskins lorenzo alexander and steven bowin. >> i say hallelujah. hallelujah. thank you lord we have the old refs back. >> you always say you don't miss something till you go without it. handling these replacement refs the last couple of weeks has kind of been difficult for us during that time. >> reporter: we all know even the real refs can be frustrating at times. how did they do their first game back? pretty good. there was one controversial pass interference call but other than that, a pluses all around. they're being credited with bringing credibility and a good flow back to the game. the fans couldn't be happier.
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you better believe they were sounding off on twitter last night. i'll have all reaction from twitter during the game coming up half an hour at 6:30. >> the honeymoon is almost over. live in our satellite center this morning for that update. thank you. well, mortgage giant fannie mae says it will look into some foreclosure cases to see if anything can be done to reverse them. it's in response to a protest yesterday at both fannie mae and freddie mac. protesters want policy changes that would allow for a reduction in princies to the current market value of homes to top evictions and allow residents to buy back homes at the current market value. >> we did it willingly as veterans to serve our country. to come back home and have other people in this country try and take homes away from veterans, it's not going to happen [ inaudible ] well, starting today,
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police can give you a breathalyzer test if they suspect you're driving drunk in the district. police stopped giving those tests two years ago in d.c. because of inaccurate equipment and it caused hundreds of tests and drunk driving convictions into question. the feds gave the city a dis $1 -- $150,000 grant to get the equipment in order so they could start giving the breathalyzer tests again and that starts today. we have a commuter alert now. another weekend, another mess on metro. starting tonight no service on the green line between branch avenue and southern avenue. it begins at 10:00 and goes through sunday night. shuttle buses will get you around where you need to go, but it will take an extra 40 minutes most likely to plan on that. another closure on the orange line. no service between vienna and east falls church. shuttle buses will be there as well. yes, again, another 40-minute delay. plan on that. expect delays on the red and yellow line, too, because they are single tracking in parts of those lines to get some repairs done. coming up on 6:06. jessica doyle is watching your
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money and where you put your money. >> a list of the best banks in the area. >> that's right. i know it's not going to surprise you that six out of ten consumers say they're unhappy with their financial institution. we talk about a lot of the problems that are out there but there are hidden gems out there as well. a new list from "money" magazine names the best banks with perks like easy to avoid fees and good interest rates. the number one u.s. bank, the fourth biggest bank in the country. it is more than -- it has more than 3,000 branches in 25 states. it was voted tops for basic senior and student checking accounts. it has a relatively low direct deposit amounts to bypass the minimum balance requirement. it was also ranked number one for professionalism in another survey. in the number two spot, td bank. more than 1200 branches in 15 states. it offers great rewards if you keep a certain minimum in your account. customers pay no out of network atm fees or foreign transaction
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fees on debits. another perk, branches are open late. looking at the next three, huntington bank is a mid-size regional bank with branches in west virginia. free checking accounts, a money market account that pays.65%. that's well above the average. number four is first citizens, another mid-size regional bank with more than 420 branches across the country, including our area. perks include free basic checking, low minimum balances for more souped up accounts and rounding out the top five, mid siez regional -- size regional bank m&t bank. it offers free checking, waives out of network atm fees for some. another option of course is credit unions. they have fabulous deals for consumers. it takes a little more guesswork. >> it's not as convenient. >> but a lot of them will let them use any atm and they refund you your out of network
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charges. something to consider. you have options. >> options are good. thanks, jess. our time is coming up on 6:08. give your home an energy makeover. win some money. in five minutes, how you can enter and some other ideas to keep your home lean and green. slowly but surely the rain is moving out of the area this morning. we may have some more showers tonight, however. howards coming up next with your weather first. but first, mike hydeck will be celebrating tomorrow because it's national coffee day. on average 54% of americans drink some kind of coffee drink each day. another 30% has a cup every now and then. that's like me. >> i have a lot more than now and then. compared to the world we're number 25 when it comes to coffee consumption per capita. finland is number one. norway follows up and then iceland. 65% of coffee drinkers have at least one cup at breakfast. 35% of people drink their coffee black.
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welcome back. howard here with your weather first. we're looking at a mix of sun and clouds. this evening a few more storms are likely. look for an afternoon high right around the 80-degree
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mark. howard, the wet pavement is doing a number on the drive. there's been a crash in the intersection of western avenue at wisconsin avenue. a cyclist struck. police are on the scene to direct you in the intersection there. your next timesaver traffic at 6:18. mike, back to you. >> thank you, bev. 6:12 now. here's a check of some of the stories making news this morning. four people are dead after an office shooting in minneapolis. four others were wounded in this. this was on thursday at a sign shop. the gunman killed himself. police are not releasing a motive yet in the rampage. 28-year-old actor johnny lewis is dead. he's best known for his role on sons of anarchy. he fell to his death after allegedly beating to death his elderly land lady. he had been in a drug treatment program. face box is -- facebook is cracking down on face likes.
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likes. lady gaga lost 66,000 fans in this move. andrea? >> thank you, mike. making your home more energy efficient can save you green and now it can win you some green. mike smith with the local energy alliance program is here to explain how. mike, good to have you here. thanks for getting up early in the morning. it's a contest you're offering with some big bucks on the line. tell us about it. >> yes, it's the home energy makeover contest. it's online at the deal is it ends monday. you have to work on it over the weekend but it only takes about five minutes to do your audit. they have icons where you just show the kind of washer, dryer you have or the furnace, how the lighting works in your home. fairly simple to find out more about your home. >> october you say is energy month. the thing about it is not all of us are going to win the
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$10,000, $5,000 or $3,000 and you have to be a resident of northern virginia in order to enter this contest. >> that's right. dom minutedown foundation is -- dom minutedown foundation is one of the sponsors. maryland and d.c. residents can go to the d.o.e. energy star program and do similar kinds of audits. >> you say you have to get to work very quickly because the deadline is october 1. what's the questionnaire? what are some of the things they ask about? >> really just looking at your appliances, there are icons that say point to your kind of furnace, what sort of light bulbs are you using? do you use gas or electric. out pops a formula at the end. i can save $2500 in the next year and a half or two years which is a decent amount of money. but you can also save 20% of your overallenergy and trek -- overall energy and electric bills if you implement the simple steps. >> we know the different kinds of light bulbs save us some
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money. what simple things can i do right now to save on my energy bill? >> attics and crawl spaces and basements are good places to start looking for insulation. one thing i learned is the wall sockets leak air. our guys go in with infrared cameras and can show air flow. we have energy detectives, home medics who are doing kind after checkup on how you're doing in your home. they can point out where you need to support less air leakage or more air retained in the home. >> unplugging appliances or whatever that you're not using can also make a difference? >> that's right. don't leave them running and don't leave them on. the light bulbs we talked about, other kinds of appliances, washers, dryers. i had to replace my whole hvac home comfort system. $8,000 to $10,000. i wish i could win the ten grand. that would have paid for it. >> mike is not eligible but you are if you live in northern virginia. the website to go to if you
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want to enter? >> >> you've got to enter before october 1. let's check on the weekend weather. we have a little bit after muggy start. >> but the rain is pulling away. we have some fog. that will be an issue but the weekend, i'm feeling more optimistic about it. we have some patchy fog now that the showers have pretty much left the area. i know there's still some in anne arundel county and across the bay but we're starting to clear out so we'll call it partly cloudy with the showers ending. temps in the 60s this morning. our day planner shows a mix of clouds and sunshine. so partly sunny. mid-70s by noon. there could just be a stray shower in one or two spots but i think most of the shower or thunderstorm activity will hold off till late this afternoon and this evening with 78 by 4:00. by 8:00 we've got 74 degrees. watching some of those showers and storms up in new england. but look. the stuff we've been dealing with all night, there it is now pulling away from annapolis, crossing the bay bridge. queenstown north of chestertown you still have the rain there but the rest of us are drying
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out. the problem is with the moisture from last night, the clear skies, light winds, behind it we've got the clearing. stafford a quarter mile visibility. all the areas west are seeing fog. we have a dense fog advisory issued till 10:00. look at this. fauquier county west to i-81 and the shenandoah valley. some of these visibilities are going to be near zero over the next couple of hours. temperatures out west also a little bit cooler. that's helping the fog to form. low 60s there. mid- to upper 60s just about everywhere else. here in d.c. we're looking at 67. outside on our michael & son weather camera, decent visibility with mostly cloudy skies, calm winds and high humidity. so our forecast, we are watching a front that's sagging south of us. today could see a shower or storm return late, 80 degrees. we're going to get some sunshine once we get rid of the fog. tonight 50s to maybe 60 in town, but a better day tomorrow. we'll be 72. i think any showers will be southern virginia, not near us. pop-up shower can't are ruled
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out sunday, 74. monday looks good, too, 75 with showers likely by tuesday. let's check in with beverly farmer. she has timesaver traffic. busy out there on the wet pavement. outer loop of the beltway is slow gone into silver spring. there was the early morning crash just west of georgia avenue before connecticut moved on to the left shoulder. that's the good news. delays continue here from new hampshire avenue through the work zone and on toward georgia avenue. if you travel into northwest, chevy chase area, ongoing crash western avenue, wisconsin avenue. this involve add cyclist struck -- involved a cyclist struck. a lot of equipment on the scene. still some activity in the intersection to work around. connecticut avenue may be a better bet into northwest in the meantime. dealing with a crash in prince george's county on the stretch of livingston road just a little north of scataway road at taylor avenue. they've been clearing up a trash trade zone. eastbound 66 volume building in manassas in centreville inside the beltway. you see a little more volume typically at this time sliding out of the hov rules to head
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into falls church. with the lanes open, eastbound dulles airport access lanes were tied up. your next timesaver traffic at 6:25. mike, annual dray ya, back -- andrea, back to you. next in sports, you want to see this home run hit by michael morse. probably still hasn't landed yet. >> sometime to get another check of our question of the morning. of which these activities has declined # 9% since the -- 89% since the 1950's? is it a, reading the newspaper, b, taking a bath, or c, writing a letter? >> our facebook friend jeanine posted c, writing a letter. it has to be. i still have some beautiful stationary i've had for years. i haven't even opened the packages. >> post your guesses on our facebook page. find out if you're correct at 6:48. we'll be back. too many americans are struggling to find work
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in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job.
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my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
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welcome back. 6:22. your weather first.
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showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. breaks in the cloud cover looking east. mid 70s by noon with a chance for some showers and storms late. highs around 80. this could be the weekend. the nationals win their first division title since they move to washington. >> the nats open a series tonight with the card naturals in st. lou -- cardinals in st. louis. >> nats and phillies played a rubber match last night. check this out. a two-one bomb that went 450 feet. still going. put the nats up 6-3. gio gonzalez had a rough start but calmed down. he picked up his 21st win. that's a franchise record. nats beat the phillies 6-3. so the nationals magic number to win the nl east is down to 3. a nationals win or braves loss knocks that number
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down by one. the braves are hosting the mets this weekend. the earliest the nats could win the division is tomorrow night. if they do, it will just be their second division title since 1981. >> wow. another bad sign for hockey fans. the nhl has officially canceled its entire pe season schedule. -- preseason schedule. the regular season is scheduled to begin october 11 but that's looking less likely. the league and players union will hold negotiations later today in new york. a big upset overnight in college football. unranked washington upset eighth ranked stanford. in the fourth quarter the huskies teamed up for the 35- year-old touchdown. it would be the game winner. washington wins 17-13. time 6:24. still ahead, the latest on pepco and its big union as they try to avoid a strike. >> metro will stay open late for nationals playoff games. learn which local company is making that possible. >> before you grab the keys, listen to beverly farmer with
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traffic. >> we've got a new crash reported on the outer loop of the beltway near connecticut avenue. if you're heading north on 95, not too bad out of dale city heading past the prince william parkway. volume building there heading into woodbridge with lanes open. you're watching 9news now. we've got more details coming up. stay with us. good morning.
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happy friday. 6:29. this is the place where you can always get your weather first. thank you for starting your morning with us. good morning. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. howard bernstein is on the weather terrace. he said some of the moisture is going to pull out. >> rains are pulling away. with breaks in the cloud cover, light winds and fog has formed especially southwest of d.c. sunrise 7:02 this morning. here's a look at day planner. you see some of the breaks in the cloud cover looking east this morning. we've got temperatures by lunch time in the mid-70s. maybe a stray shower then but likely to be late this afternoon, this evening when a few more showers and storms return with a high temperature around that 80-degree mark. fog a real problem out to the west now. manassas visibility a half mile. a quarter mile, excuse me. dulles and stafford a half mile. quarter in culpeper and petersburg a quarter there. were three and a half inches of rain reported in bealeton in fauquier county from weather watcher joe last night.
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that's one of the reasons they have the fog and all those areas west under a dense fog advisory. bemesaver traffic. if you're traveling outer loop of the beltway, two separate wrecks on the outer loop between georgia avenue and connecticut avenue. both very quickly moved out of the roadway. slipping off the pavement there. still a distraction as cow in from college -- you come in from college park. 066 not too bad out of manassas. below speed in centreville. then again fair oaks into vienna. all lanes open on the 66 corridor. eastbound dulles airport access lanes from the airport past hunter mill, everybody was stopped for a car fire although the toll road lanes have been open. northbound 95 heaviest volume has been north triangle with an accident on the shoulder getting into wood privilege from the prince william parkway -- woodbridge from the prince william parkway. police with an accident chevy chase, bethesda at the district
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line, wisconsin avenue at western. that is involving a cyclist who's been struck. we're told nonlife threatening injuries but as you can see in this live shot, some traffic will get by. police will direct you. you might want to take connecticut avenue into the district. your next timesaver traffic at 6:43. back to you. >> thank you, bev. see you then. the military surge in afghanistan is over, but thousands of our troops are going to be there for years and facing danger every day. >> now a top u.s. commander there is worried for the future. norah o'donnell from cbs this morning joins us live from northwest washington with more on that. hello, norah. >> good morning, mike and andrea. that's right. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he is mad as hell. lara logan is here with a stark warning from general john allen. he'll talk about the threat to america's exit strategy and how the enemy has found a weakness in our war efforts. we'll preview her hard hitting 60 minutes report when we see
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you right here at 7:00. >> norah, we'll be watching. the man behind an anti- islam movie is in jail this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula was arrested in california. he's accused of violating his probation after he was convicted of check fraud in 2010. he made the movie called "innocence of muslims" the movie which sparked deadly protests against the united states throughout the muslim world. he has been barred ers or the i five years unless it's okayed by his probation officer. has this ever happened? do you remember it ever happening since you've been watching football? we've been watching football a long time. when is the last time you saw or heard a standing ovation for referees at an n.f.l. game? >> no boos are usually the only thing you hear about referees and umpires getting but it happened last night. the regular refs came back and the crowd was ecstatic. >> they were also happy with
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joe flacco. he he had a touchdown pass, ran one in himself. ravens topped the bengals 23- 16. >> all people want to talk about are the refs and kristin fisher is talking about that and the reaction in our newsroom. >> reporter: back when the replacement refs were making all the questionable calls, twitter actually became the place for fans and players to sound off. but last night just the opposite. twitter became the place where fans and players could celebrate the return of the real n.f.l. referees. let me show you what i'm talking about. here on the baltimore ravens official twitter account they wrote, baltimore welcomes refs back with open arms. on the n.f.l. 's official twitter account, they wrote safe to say league officials have never been more loved. it's a good time to be an n.f.l. referee. as mike and andrea said, they got a standing ovation, first time probably ever in football history. there were some folks who weren't too happy to see the
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real refs back. one person wrote, darn, the good refs are back. i was looking for more intertouchdownceptions. another wrote, the first lusty boos from the real refs. and we're back. honey among is over. getting back to normal. i want to show you this twitter account. this is the tatter account for somebody who -- twitter account for somebody who was calling himself the n.f.l. replacer ref. but yesterday after news broke that a deal had been struck, he changed his name to former replacer ref. he's developed a following of over 8,000 followers. during the game he wrote, in a million years i would never have guessed that illegal formation is an actual football penalty. he was making jokes like that throughout the game. he developed even more followers throughout the game. but i'll leave you with this. he ended it with, thanks,
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tweets, for a fun time. he's closing down the account now that the real refs are back. >> calm down, right. very good. thanks, kristin with that live update from our newsroom this morning. in other news, the man accused of beating a capitol hill man in a robbery admit they did it. now all three are being held in jail without bond. d.c. police say the men attacked thomas maslin six weeks ago. he had been to a nationals baseball game and went to a nearby bar. on his way home he was robbed of his phone, beaten and left for dead near eastern market. >> i think it's really a relief that they got him. >> a phone. a phone. a phone. it's just despicable. >> maslin is still in the hospital. he's not yet able to walk or feed himself and he's now blind in one eye. pepco and its main union will be back at the bargaining table this afternoon. wednesday the ibew local 1900
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rejected what pepco called its final offer in these contract talks. it said no by a 5-1 margin. the union is upset with a plan to put part-time employees in pepco's call center and what the union calls a takeover of health care benefits. pepco rejects the health care claim. but if talks do breakdown, the union could authorize the first strike since 1985. it is 6:36. jessica is back with another your money report. a local business is stepping up to the plate when it comes to keeping met free running for the playoffs if the games run late. >> it talks about the love of d.c. which is its home base and it's putting its money where its mouth is. it will underwrite up to two hours. it will allow metro to provide after hour service during the playoffs. that will be sundays through thursdays when metro closes at midnight meaning riders won't be stranded if games go late.
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the exact playoff schedule and times of games have not yet been determined. fans of course will be white numberling the game and living social c.e.o. said he wanted to decrease some of the anxiety. >> everybody wants to do the right things for the fans and take the uncertainty out. it worked out pretty well. >> you know how you're getting home. playoff baseball games, especially in the second round regularly don't start till after 8:00 p.m. and can last past midnight. finally this could save you money. mortgage rates have yet again set an all-time low. freddie mac dropped to 3.4%. i'm working on a refi right now. >> didn't you just do one? >> i haven't closed. i'm going to lock down the new rate. >> all right, jess. thank you. it is 6:37. life on mars? not quite. but in nine minutes, learn what nasa did find on the red
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planet. our early morning showers are pretty much gone. howard says the sogness might return tonight again. highs around 80. coming up next we look ahead to the weekend. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller.
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welcome back to 9 news now. friday morning edition. it's 6:42. i'm beverly farmer in for monika samtani. it's 67 degrees. we're checking out the ride for you. if you make the trip into chevy chase, you might want to take connecticut avenue southbound. this is southbound wisconsin avenue blocked off near western avenue where a cyclist has been struck. we're told no life threatening injuries in this incident but police are on the scene to direct traffic. again connecticut avenue into chevy chase might be your better bet there. taking the ride out of clarksburg and germantown, southbound 270. out of frederick still heavy
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traffic in stretches toward hyattstown. southbound has been below speed on 270 to get 118 in germantown. off and on through gaithersburg it's not bumper to bumper. the outer loop of the beltway is butcher to bumper at new hampshire avenue west to georgia avenue in silver spring. virginia drivers early morning wreck in triangle has moved on to the shoulder. heaviest volume coming north of lorton to make your way up towards springfield. then on 395. 66 you saw delays in are inville, fair oaks into vienna into falls church. picking up the pace as you make your i would into the radios -- your way into the roosevelt bridge. the dulles airport access lanes, they've been reopened east of hunter mill. toll lanes were open the whole time. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:43 on this friday morning. tomorrow is national volunteer day. hopefully we won't see lightning like we saw and heard last night. >> impressive stuff. it was loud.
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your weekend plans, don't cancel anything. i'm optimistic that all the fairs, festivals, your biking plans, all of that is going to go off with very few weather implications or weather issues. i want to -- i do want to share pictures from colonial beach, virginia last night. look at this beautiful shot of the lightning that mark washburn caught with some of the storms. mark is a long time weather watcher of ours. we appreciate him sharing with us. i posted this also on facebook and twitter if you follow me. if not, why not? you should. we put delightful things like that up there as well as the forecast. here's a look at our bus stop forecast this morning. we've got temperatures in the 60s. showers. they're gone. they're pulling away in the upper eastern shore. patchy fog, though. that's going to be a problem for a few hours still with temps in the 60s of the. the fog generally west and southwest of washington. by noon we're into the mid-70s here. could be a stray shower midday but really the best chance of showers and storms are going to be late this afternoon. again this evening. it looks like south of town we'll have a higher chance of rain or thunderstorms than
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north of town so friday night football, keep that in mind. 8:00 temperature though still mild, 74 after hitting a high close to the 80-degree mark. showers and storms overnight. they're pulling away. look in kentucky, southern west virginia. more action there and that's what we'll watch for later on. the stuff we've been watching all morning now along the eastern shore pulling in toward delaware shortly. the rain showers have shut off. the problem is it's left us low level moisture, light winds. clears skies behind the showers and fog has formed. three quarter mile visibility at montgomery county airport. .25 in hagerstown. half-mile in manassas to warrenton. dulles has come up from a half to two miles. look at culpeper and orange. three and a half inches of rain across areas in culpeper county. that's why they had some flood warnings. they have expired. dense fog advisory from fauquier west till 10:00 this morning. visibilities at times will be
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near zero. we've got to wait for the sunshine to come up and mix the atmosphere up and burn off the fog. 62 in fairfax right now. 63 in leesburg. we've got 63 in gaithersburg. alexandria 64 with bowie at 65. a quick look outside on our michael & son weather camera, there go the clouds breaking up. looks like it's going to be a decent day. our forecast today up around 80. could be late thunderstorms returning, especially south of town. into the 50s to around 60 tonight with the showers here and there, especially south and east. tomorrow looks nice, 72. sunday also looks nice but there could be a pop-up shower, 74. monday we'll keep it in the mid- 70s. if the nats come back for one final home stand before the playoffs. 75 on tuesday. looks like showers more likely and maybe a shower wednesday, high around 80. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you, howard. 6:46. right now nasa announces a pretty big find from the mars rover curiosity. >> signs there could have been water on the red planet. scientists have been pouring over photos sent back by the rover and they can look at all
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the rocks and determine if possible water was on mars at one point. it's because the rocks are too big to have been moved by wind. so they figure it was water which moved the rocks along and not just a little trickle but a big rush of water which could mean life. >> no. >> yes. >> really? >> yeah. >> that's exciting. some people living in southwest virginia were sure they had an encounter -- a close encounter of the third kind. it's an old movie and shy have gotten that right. sorry. but not really. people living near danville kept seeing mysterious lights over the city. this was about once a week. they came at dusk but atlas it wasn't e.t. or alf coming to visit. the unidentified flying hospital was a model world war ii plane that had led lights on it. >> you would think during the day after work i had long enough to fly.
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when the sun set, it was time to go home and i wanted to keep flying. >> there you have it. he put the lights on his plane so he could do that. he didn't mean to cause a scare. he just didn't want to crash it. he said if he sold tickets for his night flights, he could pay for his hobby. we want to get the answer to our question of the morning. the question was, which of these activities has declined 89% since the 1950's? good is it a, reading the newspaper, b, taking a bath, or c, writing a letter? >> i'm surprised. 89% less people take a bath. >> we've got to get moving. the showers are it. here's jess with something else you need to get moving. that's right. daily deals time. in case you haven't heard, tomorrow is national coffee day so i'm getting you free coffee today. today is coff-free day at 7- eleven. that means you can get a free large coffee at any participating 7-eleven stores. this deal is good between 6:00
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a.m. and 10:00 a.m. this morning. mcdonald's restaurants all along the east coast have been giving away free 12 ounce coffees all week. the freebies are good today and tomorrow as well. no purchase necessary. free coffee available in the drive thru or in the restaurant. and tomorrow krispy kreme is offering one free 12 ounce house blend coffee per customer at participating stores. no purchase necessary but of course it's really hard to resist that krispy kreme donut when you get that cup of coffee. and this is super fun. ever try turkish coffee, mike hydeck? >> i have. of course i have. >> well, turkish coffee is being handed out by a truck to drum up attention for september's inaugural turkish cultural heritage month. today you can find the truck in georgetown on m street near blue mercury. tomorrow it's at the textile museum and sunday it is at the smithsonian national museum of the american indian. cheers. a whole lot of coffee on your head. >> this coffee cup is almost
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big enough. this will show you about how much i drink every morning. if you add up all the cups, i probably come fill this. >> if you have an offer you've seen or you have a local deal for our viewers, what can you do? >> you can hit jessica up on facebook. she might give you a free coup of coffee. >> or -- cup of coffee. >> or i'll tell you where to get one.
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welcome back. 6:53. your weather first. the showers have left. we've got patchy dense fog, especially west and southwest of town. the dense fog advisory till 10:00. mid-70s by noon. high around 80. late showers and storms in a few spots. 5:00 temp 78. andrea? >> thanks, howard. today is friday, september 28.
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here's a check on the news before you go. d.c. police are looking for a killer this morning. they want to find the person who stabbed a man to death overnight along 50th place northeast near fitch place. the manual's name has not -- man's name has not been relayed. the david brown planetarium will reopen. it was going to close years ago but $400,000 in private donations helped to clean it up. crews spent months renovating it. bryce harper hit his 21st home run and gio gonzalez became the first 21-game winner. the nats magic number to win the division is three. cbs this morning starts a the top of the hour. they'll have a preview of tonight's beach boy concert in london and it could be their final concert. one more check of traffic and weather so stay with 9news now. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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one more thing before we go. it is game on time. we're wearing our football jerseys. we have a game saturday night at 5:00 p.m. one thing. how well do you think you know your favorite washington redskins? i have a behind-the-scenes piece called before they were redskins. it leads up to their leaf before they hit the big time. it will be on saturday. one of the corner backs josh wilson, we profiled him. >> where y are you wearing the patriots? >> because any new england patriots are playing the bills this weekend. >> we see them on cbs. i'm on a bye week. its' a -- my high school
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colors. >> my high school colors. >> we have the 49ers up in new york. maybe some late showers and storms, 80. the weekend not bad. could be a pop-up shower sunday. next best chance of rain i think is tuesday. beverly? >> traffic on the wet pavement, slow go outer loop into silver spring. a couple of early wrecks have been moved out of the roadway. outer loop delays back on the 95 interchange, 95 south out of laurel has been a slow go. in germantown lanes open. slows again in rockville. not bumper to bumper but will cost you time. travel on 66 the heaviest traffic has been in 50 fair oaks. we have a crash on 395 northbound right before the 14th street bridge. just happened. going to be the left lane that's blocked there. back to you guys. >> cbs this morning is next. >> have a great weekend. we'll see you back here month morning. you'll see these guys for traffic and weather in just a little bit.


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